|NAKAMURA UMENOSUKE IV|
Real name: Mitsui Teruo
Line number: YODAIME (IV)
Existence: 18 February 1930 ~ 18 January 2016
Grandfather: Nakamura Kan'emon II
Father: Nakamura Kan'emon III
Son: Nakamura Baijaku II
1977: Umenosuke played the leading role of the NHK taiga (literally "big river") drama "Kajin".
August 1983: Umenosuke played at the National Theatre the role of Gonsuke in Tsuruya Nanboku IV's drama "Kachi Zum˘ Ukina no Hanabure"; his stage partners were Kawarazaki Kunitar˘ V and Arashi Keishi in the roles of Oshun and Shirafuji Genta.
April 1992: Umenosuke received the Matsuo Artistic Prize (Matsuo Gein˘ Sh˘) for his performance in the roles of Tomiz˘ and S˘gor˘ in Kawatake Shinshichi II's drama "Shisen Ry˘ Koban no Ume no Ha".
October 1993: Umenosuke received the 48th Artistic Prize of the Japanese Government Cultural Agency (bunkach˘ geijutsusai sh˘) for his performance in the role of Mohŕ in the drama "Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri".
18 January 2016: Umenosuke passed away.
Nakamura Umenosuke IV's best roles were Shunkan ("Heike Nyogo no Shima"), Sakanaya S˘gor˘ ("Shin Sarayashiki Tsuki no Amagasa"), Mohŕ ("Ippon Gatana Dohy˘ Iri"), Kumedera Danj˘ ("Kenuki") and Tominomori Sukeemon ("Ohama Goten").
The Nakamura Umenosuke line of actors
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